Putting Our Stamp on Tuesday Trivia!
A 13-venue game of Pour House Trivia took place Tuesday evening, with 139 teams ready to play — including a 23-teamer at Solace Outpost!
Another well-played opening round started Tuesday’s game, with teams having no trouble handing topics like the postal codes of Massachusetts and Montana, famous battles in wars, and tall flightless birds ostrich and emu. The only slight hiccup came in the realm of 2000s TV:
- Upon its 2002 debut, the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules was given an original title that included which set of five words?
The original title of the show was 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter; this turned out to be the first half’s hardest question, with just over half the field getting it right. In all, 37 teams (a little more than one-quarter of Tuesday’s teams) went perfect through the first.
We got a little hungry on the audio question and played songs from Smashing Pumpkins, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Black Eyed Peas. A question on the catcher’s interference ruling in baseball preceded a query about the Three Good Fairies of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty; the latter question brought the toughest bonus chance of the first half, as just 31% of the field knew Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather’s dresses were red, blue, and green for two extra points. The hardest wagering question of the round went to the candy aisle:
- What is the hyphenated name of the segmented candy bar whose wrapper depicts a smiling bee?
A tad less than two-thirds of our teams knew that candy is called Bit-O-Honey. Perfect scores in this round were earned by 11 total squads.
Tuesday’s halftime page was money in the bank, showcasing paper currency from various foreign nations before a bottom half on things that end with the letters way. The average score on this sheet was 16.4 points, and 11 teams achieved a perfect score. As we took our customary halftime break, these teams led the pack:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Antietam): 91
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 90
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 90
- Dink (Smoketown Creekside): 90
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 90
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 90
Tuesday’s third round started with the Hermitage buildings found in St. Petersburg, Russia and Nashville, Tennessee, then hopped over to its most difficult wagering query:
- Led in scoring by Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, which Canadian hockey team won the Pacific Division this season only to lose in the Conference Semi-finals to the Edmonton Oilers?
About 48 percent of the field correctly guessed the Calgary Flames. Other topics in this round included a Three Clues question about the TV show I Dream of Jeannie, the publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Deadpool antagonist Ajax. On the latter question, a game-low six teams earned bonus points for knowing Ajax’s real name is Francis Freeman. One of those teams, Off in the Park (Solace Outpost), claimed the only perfect score in this round!
A rare thing happened on the way to the fourth: no teams were able to name Sweden after just one clue in Tuesday’s 6-4-2 for a six-point boost! The fourth round itself started with a little speed bump, as this question proved to be the toughest wagering chance of the whole game:
- Aretha Franklin was nicknamed the Queen of Soul, but which 78-year-old singer is nicknamed the Empress of Soul?
Gladys Knight was identified by 45% of teams for wagering points. We also discussed California‘s world-leading raisin production, the element chromium, and celebrated Prince William’s 40th birthday with a three-parter on his life. A trio of perfect scores came out of our groups: Killer Snails (Olney), Off in the Park (Solace Outpost), and Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost) each scored the maximum 36 points. We reached Tuesday’s final question with these teams on top:
- Killer Snails (Olney): 163
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 162
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost): 162
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 161
- Irish Beer Mafia (Antietam): 160
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 160
FINAL QUESTION (23% success rate):
- On the centennial of her passing, which woman was honored in 1902 as the first American woman to be depicted on a U.S. postage stamp?
We didn’t quite get a quarter of the field answering correctly, which is ironic because the answer to the question was Martha Washington, wife of the man currently seen on the front of the U.S. quarter! We have to give a shoutout to Killer Snails (Olney), the only team to earn the Perfect 21 by correctly answering every wagering question in the game. Final Tuesday standings look like this:
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 174
- Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (Dudley’s): 168
- Offbeats (Antietam): 166
- Killer Snails (Olney): 165
- Speaks for the Trees (Dudley’s): 165
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 165
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 163
- Buckeyes (Antietam): 160
- Irish Beer Mafia (Antietam): 158
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 157
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: G-Unit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gossip Girl)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mexican Food)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (Star Wars: A New Hope or Spaceballs?))
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mel Brooks Films)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: George Washington)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Wonder Boys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago Cubs)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Singing Inferno (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Whitetail Deer Hunting)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bubblegum Rock Music)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Philip Sousa)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Artist Formerly Known as Prince)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ice Cream Flavors)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Real Team of Genius (FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Shake and Bake (FIRST CATEGORY: Kenny Chesney)